Lodinews.com

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Congressman Jerry McNerney announces academic competition

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Thursday, February 13, 2014 12:00 am

Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Stockton, announced on Monday he will host the inaugural Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Academic Competition for students in California’s 9th Congressional District. The competition is part of a nationwide House Student App Challenge created to encourage students to participate in STEM education programs.

“This contest is a great way for our students to show off what they’re learning. STEM education is incredibly important because those fields are where the jobs will be in the future,” McNerney said in a press release. “We need to encourage our students who have a passion and enthusiasm for math and science.”

Participating students from McNerney’s district will develop a software application for mobile, tablet, or desktop platforms. The winning app will be displayed at the U.S. Capitol and featured on McNerney’s website.

Students will create a three-minute video explaining how the app works and what they learned while participating in the contest. Students should upload their video on YouTube or VIMEO and include a link with their entry.

The contest is open to all high school students who reside in the 9th Congressional District. Participants may compete individually or in teams of up to four students.

Interested students can register online by April 30.

For more information, attend McNerney’s San Joaquin County kick-off from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Thomas Alva Edison High School, 1425 S. Center St., Stockton.

The event will include app demonstrations and discussions, as well as a brief overview of the rules and registration process for the contest. There will also be an opportunity for the students in attendance to register for the competition with the assistance of staff members.

For more information, call Chiakis Xiong in McNerney’s Stockton office at 209-476-8552.

More about

More about

More about

Rules of Conduct

  • 1 Use your real name. You must register with your full first and last name before you can comment. (And don't pretend you're someone else.)
  • 2 Keep it clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually oriented language.
  • 3 Don't threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
  • 4 Be truthful. Don't lie about anyone or anything. Don't post unsubstantiated allegations, rumors or gossip that could harm the reputation of a person, company or organization.
  • 5 Be nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
  • 6 Stay on topic. Make sure your comments are about the story. Don't insult each other.
  • 7 Tell us if the discussion is getting out of hand. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
  • 8 Share what you know, and ask about what you don't.

Welcome to the discussion.

Video

Popular Stories

Poll

Should graduations return to the Grape Bowl?

Lodi Unified leaders are moving Lodi and Tokay high school graduations from the Grape Bowl to the Spanos Center at UOP in Stockton. They cite limited seating, costs and unpredictable weather at the Grape Bowl. But others say graduations at the Grape Bowl are an important Lodi tradition, and one reason many supported renovating the stadium. What do you think?

Total Votes: 85

Loading…

Mailing List

Subscribe to a mailing list to have daily news sent directly to your inbox.

  • Breaking News

    Would you like to receive breaking news alerts? Sign up now!

  • News Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily news headlines? Sign up now!

  • Sports Updates

    Would you like to receive our daily sports headlines? Sign up now!

Manage Your Lists